An Assay Protocol is a self contained file which
specifies the Data Acquisition settings, the Microplate
Layout, the Transforms (which detail the analysis),
the report options and result file management.
When an Assay Protocol is run its specified procedures
for acquiring and processing the data are executed.
After data acquisition the analyses are calculated,
the report is automatically produced and all of the
results are saved to a file. The result file contains
its own copy of the Assay Protocol which was used to
create the results (so any changes made to the original
Assay Protocol do not affect the results).